SW Michigan

4:17 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Portage interim superintendent to be reimbursed pension fine

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Rob Olsen took over as interim superintendent after the Portage Public School Board suspended former superintendent Ric Perry for having an affair.
PORTAGE, MI -- The Portage Public Schools Board of Education has agreed to reimburse Rob Olsen for a $19,073 penalty he had to pay to the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System as a result of his recent stint as Portage interim superintendent.
1:17 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Lawyers agree Governor Snyder, other state officials, can be deposed as part of bankruptcy lawsuit

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Unions have sued over the state's eligibility for bankruptcy protection
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Stephen Rhodes will oversee a hearing at 10 a.m. today that could decide the question of whether unions have the right to depose the state's governor and others prior to the Oct. 23 hearing on whether the city is eligible for bankruptcy protection.
College rankings
12:29 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

WMU moves up in U.S. News and World Report rankings

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Western Michigan University is ranked 181st in this year's rankings of colleges and universities by U.S. News and World Report. 

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7:12 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Report finds business activity flat in Southwest Michigan during August

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Economist Brian Long says slightly lower numbers are "not cause for concern"
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Business activity slowed in the Kalamazoo area and in much of West Michigan, according to data collected in late August by economist Brian Long. "Basically in Kalamazoo we're back to pretty much flat," Brian Long said of economic growth. "That is largely because of some anecdotal things that have happened.
6:40 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Legislation would allow craft brewers to increase output

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Governor Snyder supports bills to allow breweries to produce more each year
Lansing- Michigan's burgeoning craft beer industry is backing a bipartisan package of bills to loosen the state's complex array of brewery regulations and allow further expansion. While lawmakers and craft beer industry officials agree the reforms are needed, some microbrewery owners argue the steps may not be enough to jolt the industry into much higher growth.